Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for FIGURE – GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture, an intensive workshop exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface and development of a personal narrative.
The workshop is limited to 15 students and will combine hands-on active studio time with demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and illustrated lectures by Isupov. Isupov will lead students through the techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing several figurative sculptures. Students will use studio space in Waldie’s School for the Ceramic arts, a repurposed museum in Snug on the Dencastreaux Channel, 30 minutes south of Hobart.
Sergei Isupov lives and works in Cummington, Massachusetts with his wife, Kadri, and daughter, Roosi. Working full-time as an artist, he has a long, international resume with works included in numerous public collections and important exhibitions. His work is featured in multiple books, catalogs, and magazines, and also shared via workshops and lectures at museums, universities and art centers.
Isupov is known for his highly-detailed narrative, ceramic sculptures, which feature completely illustrated in-the-round- paintings. Isupov continues to explore opposites as themes in his work. Emotional exchanges between men and women allude to romance, an affair, or simply mystery. Our own imaginations are asked to fill in and finish the narrative using personal associations.
Students will need some clay experience to make the most of the workshop.
The workshop is being held at Waldie’s School for the Ceramic Arts, a repurposed museum in Snug on the Dencastreaux Channel, 30 minutes south of Hobart.
Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently.
The workshop will run daily 9am–4pm.